Community socioeconomic status is associated with circulating interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein.

@article{Petersen2008CommunitySS,
  title={Community socioeconomic status is associated with circulating interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein.},
  author={Karen L. Petersen and Anna L. Marsland and Janine D. Flory and Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal and Matthew F. Muldoon and Stephen B. Manuck},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={646-52}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the association of both individual and community socioeconomic status (SES) with inflammatory mediators relevant to cardiovascular pathophysiology, i.e., interleukin (IL)-6 and C-reactive protein (CRP), in a midlife community sample. Growing evidence suggests that socioeconomic attributes of both individuals and communities confer risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. METHODS Subjects were 851 men and women, 30 to 54 years of age (Caucasian = 77%, African… CONTINUE READING

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